Crestwood Animal Control's shelter at is something of a 'hidden gem,' according to Nancy Hunt. Not everyone knows it's there, but those who do are quite passionate about helping it thrive.
Volunteers had logged more than 1,000 hours at the shelter by Aug. 1 of this year, and several were in force at an August meeting of Crestwood's Board of Aldermen to speak on behalf of animal control's .
The department's responsibilities include picking up stray animals, returning lost pets, and responding to other animal-related incidents throughout the city. Hunt also spends a portion of her week facilitating adoptions of the shelter's cats and dogs.
The shelter is always accepting volunteers to help care for the animals. Individuals are currently needed for morning and evening shifts. Hunt said they're particularly interested in volunteers with weekday availability, especially in the morning.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Training will be provided. Experience is not necessary, but preferred.
Those interested can call Animal Control officer Nancy Hunt at 314-729-4868 or 314-729-4729, or reach her through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.